Housing association tenancies
Not all housing association tenants have the same protection from eviction. The type of tenancy agreement you have will affect many of your rights, including how and when the housing association can evict you, how your rent can be increased and whether you can pass your tenancy on.
Housing associations provide secure, assured, assured shorthold and starter tenancies or they can apply to the courts to demote your tenancy. They should give you a written tenancy agreement, which says clearly what type of tenancy you have, and outlines your rights and responsibilities.
Most housing association tenants have assured tenancies, but you should check your status if you are uncertain.
If you have been renting your home from a housing association since 1989 you might have a secure tenancy. Secure tenants have stronger rights than other housing association tenants.